Bay Ridge Toyota Donates Specially Equipped Van To Frum Family With Double Amputee Son


toyotaChanukah came a bit early this year for one Borough Park family.

On Monday, Israel Pinter was handed the keys to a custom van for his son Alter, who at age 12 lost both legs, and nearly his life, after a battle with a bacterial infection and a case of swine flu.

The van was presented to Israel and Alter by Assemblyman Dov HikinD and representatives from Bay Ridge Toyota.

“I have the keys for a new Toyota Sienna LE,” a jubilant Pinter told 1010 WINS reporter Steve Sandberg.

Specially equipped for Pinter’s wheelchair bound son, the $50,000 vehicle was donated just in time for the holidays.

For Alter, getting life back to normal has been a struggle. Everyday tasks like getting in and out of the car became a chore, but not anymore.

“He struggled for months. He was on the respirator, he was almost not here. It’s just a miracle he’s here now,” Pinter said.

Pinter was grateful for the grand gesture. “From the bottom of my heart, I really thank everyone,” he said.

{CBS Local/ Newscenter}


  1. I met this boy when he was recuperating at the hospital. He is a gorgeous boy k’ah who stole the hearts of everyone around him!
    His parents deserve any gift given to them, since they are the true models of accepting Hashem’s will with a smile. Truly an inspiring family!

  2. I think that the Frumah olam should show their hakaras hatov & consider Bay Ridge Toyota for their next vehicle purchase. If they are the ones that stepped up to the plate & did this tremendous act of charity, then they deserve our respect & we should put our money where our mouth is! Not everything is about saving $16.32!